[PyKDE] PyKDE Change in Plans

Gerard Vermeulen gvermeul at grenoble.cnrs.fr
Wed Apr 2 09:23:01 BST 2003


I was wondering if it is possible to introduce a feature

%feature SIP_FOOLS_DAY

where build.py (or my distutils scripts) have to figure
out if sip predates 2003-04-01 or not.


On Tue, 01 Apr 2003 13:23:15 -0800 (PST)
Jim Bublitz <jbublitz at nwinternet.com> wrote:

> Following up on Phil's "Incompatible SIP Change" message, I've
> decided to make a slight change in the PyKDE release schedule.
> Within the next couple of days, I'll release a snapshot of the next
> PyKDE release. This snapshot will be based on sip 3.5. If you're
> using sip 3.5 it will build as delivered. 
> To use it with the "incompatible" sip snapshot you'll need to do the
> following before building:
> 1. grep the sip files for "sipName":
>     grep sipName .../sip/*.sip
> There are only 7 occurances
> 2. Replace all occurances of "sipName_module_something" with
> "sipName_something". For example
> sipBadVirtualResultType(sipName_kdeui_KDateValidator,
>     sipName_kdeui_validate); 
> becomes:
> sipBadVirtualResultType(sipName_KDateValidator, sipName_validate); 
> 3. Build as usual
> This seems much easier than having two different snapshot versions
> of PyKDE.
> For packagers: rather than send out tarballs, you can (if you want
> to) package the snapshot release - your call.
> There are two reasons for the delay in the "official release":
> 1. sip 3.6 isn't that far away, but will have the "incompatibility"
> noted above and some other fixes that require minor code changes.
> 2. I'd really like to spend more time on the final release version
> (I expect some bugs and want to add more features - better docs,
> more demos, program templates, and some other stuff), but I don't
> want to delay getting at least something usable out there, so this
> seems like a good compromise. I don't know of any major bugs, but
> that may only be because I haven't tested for them. The majority of
> stuff actually used in PyKDE works very well (I've been playing
> with it for a while now), but some of the more esoteric stuff needs
> some testing.
> Jim
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